Have GOP Leaders Lied Their Party To Extinction?

By Donald A. Collins | 26 May 2021
Church and State

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The list of “slanderous myths” lengthens daily—as Michael Gerson’s May 25th OpEd tells us, which you can read here—but like any dead body as it decays, it still attracts attention and adherence from such weird souls as QAnon believers and other far right voices, aided and abetted by Trump and the other big elected GOP leaders and endorsed by Fox, a source exiled as credible by every credible news source!

Is it time for a new political party, just as it was in 1856 when the GOP ran its first candidate?

Perhaps we could think up the new party’s name and its proposed principles, perhaps citing those principles first!

Former or current disaffected GOP leaders could meet to give voters a list of the new party’s principles.

Here’s where the likely impracticality of a new party surfaces.

For example, a majority of Americans cheered Liz Chaney for calling out Trump on his big lie, but few Democrats and independents would agree with her views on choice or other cultural positions.

Mitt Romney, a Utah Mormon, has other similarly non-winning biases.

John McCain is dead and no liberal Republican Governor seems ready to take up the task for building a new franchise.

So here we are, moderates with only one party we can support, a party which perhaps is being pushed too far leftward.

However, looks like by 2022 we will be seeing big spending not fully embraced by all Democratic voters but still repelled by the GOP.

So I am guessing that Democrats are going to do the exception and win in an off year election.

If Trump is indicted before November 2022, Democrats surely keep Congress even if only with a slim majority. Sadly, even though the lies have not killed the GOP, the GOP does not qualify as a credible co-equal partner in our needed two party democracy, a democracy, thanks to Donald Trump, which remains under constant assault by crazy voices including his.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC., has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013.

From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013

By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
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